In the pain of last night's preposterous loss, and (another) good performance from Hardaway, I think the excellent play of Jordan Morgan may have gotten lost.
Morgan scored 12 points on 7 shots, and successfully pushed John Leuer (one of the conferences five best players, and an All-American Candidate) out of the lane - where he shot poorly, and stayed off the offensive glass (1 offensive rebound, compared to 4 in our last meeting). Morgan has shown offensive flashes consistently - 18 points against Iowa, a solid second half against both Illinois and Ohio State. It's true that many of his baskets come on pretty passes, but Morgan has shown excellent footwork to get free for lots of his easy looks, and has even converted some solid contested post-moves in the past few game.
I'm not sure he'll ever be the "star", but Morgan is already giving the team 70% of what DeShawn Sims did, when Sims was senior. He's going to be a good player for us for the next three years.